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Oh No! Ex-Rivers University DVC, Briggs, Is Dead

Professor Lawanson Agbani Briggs

Professor Lawanson Agbani Briggs

Professor Lawanson Agbani Briggs, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, in Rivers state, is dead.

The man died at the age of 62.

Briggs who served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor between 2010 to 2014 also served as the Dean of Postgraduate School in the institution.

Mr Oyibo Briggs, son of the deceased who confirmed his father’s death in a letter to the university, said his late father died on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

A statement signed by the public relations officer of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Ngozi Okiridu, and made available to our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, said that the late professor until his death was a lecturer in the Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, adding that the deceased left behind children, grandchildren and other relatives.

The statement reads in part, “A former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (2010- July 2014) and immediate past Dean of Postgraduate School (the second Dean since the inception of the school) Professor Lawanson Agbani Briggs has passed on.

“According to the letter of death notification to the university signed by the son of the deceased Mr Oyibo Briggs, Professor L.A. Briggs passed on on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

“The Professor of Public Health Education gave the fifth inaugural lecture of the university on the topic “Pregnancy in Adolescence: Intergenerational Cycle of Growth Failure and Stunting” on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

“Until his death, he was a Professor in the Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.

“Professor Lawanson Agbani Briggs left behind children, grandchildren and other relatives.”

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